A different type of luxury

Here’s a list of things that realtors consider luxurious: Marble tabletops, swimming pools, garages, bathtubs with televisions. Spacious. Designer furniture. Great views. A tall wall around the property. Location. Private security. A doorman. Shiny faucets which look like tiny version of the Niagara waterfalls after you’ve figured out how to turn them on.

Here’s a list of things that I consider luxurious: Clean, fresh, great tasting tap water which comes at an even pressure (hot or cold). Good access to public transit. Fast unlimited Internet. Exposed brick walls. Location. Decent sound insulation. Friendly neighbors. Victorian, Jugend or compact modern Japanese architecture that make me want to take pictures of my building and frame them.

Notice the overlap?